Julia PARRY - COLLINS nee JENKINS 1849-1932 Ruspidge (General)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Wednesday, April 03, 2019, 01:57 (1939 days ago) @ MPGriffiths

Thanks MPG for reminding me that he gave this specific information abt his birth and religion. Sorry for losing focus of this, think my mind was overwhelmed by my searches seeing several pointers to him possibly being Irish, perhaps due to my using an American database which may be biased in this respect?.


I've just searched for Adelaide and then Edith under the hope they were his mother or aunt and so born between 1800 and 1840, and at one time living in Bristol area. To my surprise I found Adelaide a more common name hence "fit" than Edith, this one particularly;

1851 Spring Street, Bedminster, Somerset, England
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Joseph Collings Head M 55 Gardner. West Pennard, Somerset
Sarah Collings Wife F 52 Kilmersdn, Somerset
Angelina Collings Daughter F 23 Unmarried. Brislington, Somerset
Adelaide Collings Daughter F 20 Unmarried. Brislington, Somerset

(NB: Bedminster is in Bristol, Brislington is on the southern edge of Bristol.)

1861 East Redcliff Cresent, Bedminster, Somersetshire, England
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Joseph Collins Head M 65 Gardener. Wells, Somerset
Sarah Collins Wife F 62 ..., Somerset
Angelina Collins Daughter F 34 Unmarried. Milliner & Dressmaker. ..., Somerset
Adelaida Collins Daughter F 30 Unmarried. NO OCCUPATION GIVEN ? ..., Somerset
Abraham Collins Son M 21 Clerk tea trade. Bristol, Somerset
John Ruddock Boarder M 30 Widower. Engine fitter. Bristol, Somerset
Matilda Ruddock Boarders Daughter F 7 Bristol, Somerset
Charles Nichols Boarder M 24 Clerk. Taunton, Somerset

I cannot find any later marriage or Census record for Adelaide.
John Ruddock remarried Aug 1861, and was still married to same lady in 1901, and not Adelaide.


Name Charles Nichols
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 02 Apr 1864
Event Place Bedminster, St John, Somersetshire, England
Gender Male
Marital Status Single
Father's Name Edward Nichols
Spouse's Name Angelina Collins
Spouse's Residence Place Bedminster, St John, Somersetshire
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Marital Status Single
Spouse's Father's Name Joseph Collins

1871 Bedminster, Somersetshire, England
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Charles Nichols Head M 34 Contractor's foreman. Cleeve, Somerset
Angelina Nichols Wife F 36 Bristol
Joseph Collins Father-in-law M 73 West Pennard, Somerset

IT MAY ??? be significant that by 1891 they MAY be living in the Forest of Dean !!
Is this them ? Probably not, yet...

1891 Church Street, Westbury On Severn, Gloucestershire.
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Charles Nichols Head M 54 Hotel keeper. England
Annie Nichols Wife F 48 Dorsetshire, England
Ernest Walkins Servant M 16 Gloucestershire, England

Cannot find them in 1881 Census - sounds familiar..

There are only a couple of Chas Nichols in the FoD PRs.

Angelina Nichols is not such a rare name in the BMD records as I first assumed.

Not conclusive, but ????


I also cannot find any obvious birth records in FreeBMD for Thomas CollinGs, a spelling variation I hadn't previously considered.


Haha, my muddled mind's just been searching for William J Barry, not Parry, oops.

Revisiting the previous posts by Slowhands, we know;

Year: 1883
Month: May
Day: 21
Grooms_Surname: PARRY
Grooms_Forenames: William James
Grooms_Age: 36
Groom_Condition: Bachelor
Grooms_Occupation: Brickmaker
Grooms_Residence: Bilson Woodside
Grooms_Fathers_Surname: Parry (deceased)
Grooms_Fathers_Forenames: William
Grooms_Fathers_Occupation: Quarry Man

So was born abt 1846 and lived in Cinderford, East Dean, working as a brickmaker.
According to the 1891 & 1901 census, he was born in Blaenavon Monmouthshire or Llanelli, Glamorgan.

FamilySearch gives;

1871 East Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Household, Role, Sex, Age, Birthplace
William Parry Head M 56 Labourer. Monmouthshire
Mary Parry Wife F 48 Laundress. Coleford, Gloucestershire
Wm James Parry Son M 25 Brickmaker. Blancevon, Monmouthshire
John Parry Son M 19 Miner. Llennoy, Brecknockshire
Sarah Ann Parry Daughter F 16 Gen Servant. Coleford, Gloucestershire
James Parry Son M 13 Coleford, Gloucestershire

Record_ID: 48810
Entry_Number: 318
Year: 1879
Month: Jan
Day: 11
Grooms_Surname: HARRIS
Grooms_Forenames: Moses
Grooms_Age: 30
Groom_Condition: Widower
Grooms_Occupation: Coal Miner
Grooms_Residence: Bilson
Grooms_Fathers_Surname: Harris (deceased)
Grooms_Fathers_Forenames: Moses
Grooms_Fathers_Occupation: Coal Miner
Brides_Surname: PERRY
Brides_Forenames: Sarah
Brides_Age: 24
Brides_Condition: Spinster
Brides_Occupation: [not stated]
Brides_Residence: Bilson
Brides_Fathers_Surname: Parry
Brides_Fathers_Forenames: William
Brides_Fathers_Occupation: Coal Miner
Licence_or_Banns: Banns
Date_of_Banns: [not stated]
Signature_or_Mark: Both Sign
Witness_1: John Parry
Witness_2: Jane Parry
Officiating_Minister: William Barker Vicar
Event: Marriage
Register_Reference: P109 IN 1/7
Page_Number: 159
Parish_Chapel: Drybrook
Soundex_Groom: H620
Soundex_Bride: P600

Record_ID: 92636
Entry_Number: 1095
Year: 1880
Month: Feb
Day: 5
Surname: HARRIS
Forenames: Sarah
Residence: Ruadean Hill
Age_at_death: 24
Officiating_Minister: A F Burgoyne Curate
Event: Burial
Cause_of_death: [not sta
Memoranda: Name is annotated Upper Yd 5 Row 13
Register_Reference: P109 IN 1/12
Page_No: 137
Parish_Chapel: Drybrook
Soundex: H620

1881 High Street, East Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Household, Role, Sex, Age, Birthplace
Moses Harris Head Male 33 Widower. Coal miner. E Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Mary A Harris Daughter Female 1 E Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Mary Parry Mother In Law Female 55 Widow. Newland, Gloucestershire, England
Wm Parry Brother In Law Male 33 Brickmaker. Llanover, Monmouthshire, England
James Parry Brother In Law Male 24 Brickmaker. Newland, Gloucestershire, England

(Llanover is near Abergavenny.)

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page
Births Mar 1846
Parry William James Abergavenny 26 30

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